So the Model T chassis I bought has a Model T Ranch distributor conversion on it, the small one that takes place of the timer. I'm looking to get this engine running, and wondered if anybody had any info on this as far as what the firing order may be? Anybody have a set of instructions left for one of these so I can study up?
Please, I'm not asking for a distributor verse coil debate. I just want to fire the engine up and see how it runs.
Firing order would not change it would still be 1243.
Any idea what order they are on the cap? All four come out on the one side.
Will these folks help?
I would just call John at the T Ranch. He still lists them on his web site. His phone number is 817 613 9233.
No,I have never seen one but I would try to determine that using an ohm meter grounded to the block start with the motor at TDC on number 1 and see which one is reading then move to the next cylinder and mark them with different colors.
Pull the cap and roll the motor around to #1 TDC on the compression stroke. Your rotor will be pointing to #1 terminal. Watch the rotor rotation for cc or c rotation. Then plug them in, 1,2,4,3.
The rotor will turn counter clockwise. (See discussion on being able to read a clock or not in today's world =)-- another thread) I believe if you have it correctly installed the upper terminal will be #1, next down #2, #4, #3.
I've had a couple of those distributors. They are based on a 70's Honda Accord points and condenser type distributor with an adapter to fit on a T. They work fine. Both were still on the cars when I sold them and the new owners were happy with them. Being Honda, they will last forever. That's good since they are unhandy to work on down in front of the the engine.
"unhandy", now there's a useful word, thanks Stan.
Thanks for all the responses guys. I emailed John at Model T Ranch as advised and he answered right away with a copy of the instructions.
Ken, I took a class in political correctness and now say "That's so nice" instead of "Bullcrap," and "unhandy" instead of "Miserable SOB." I'm keeping up with the times.
Yeah Stan,......but I'll bet you still call your "glove compartment" a "jocky box"!